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Democrats should nominate Tammy Duckworth for President and Tulsi Gabbard for VP in 2020.
You heard that here first.
Senator-Elect Duckworth of Illinois is a national icon. Representative Gabbard of Hawaii is a firebrand in our new media age.
This would be a sensational lineup. Two females of color. Both Warriors. Both with high approvals.
This is how we take back the media and the White House from the Trumptrollers.
Ground game needs to be there. Diplomacy with the Green Party needs to be there in the swing states.
Democrats need to use the courts to fight voter suppression, and they need to get more activists and outrage consolidated around making sure our votes count and making voter friendly reforms to the voting process.
It's my hope that a "more progressive" ex-President Obama emerges following his exit from office, whom stays semi-active as the defacto figure head of the Democratic Party. If ex-President Obama were to admit to the error and damage done from austerity during his presidency, and that of the campaign politics of austerity, that would go a long way towards transforming the Democrats' economic message in the age of Trump.
I see no other ticket better to energize the Democratic vote and take the media away from Trump than Duckworth-Gabbard in 2020.
But we still need to have a 'winning' economic agenda. We need to have a message of full employment, price stability, public purpose, and a booming technologically advanced economy.
We need to trump Trump's all-over-the-map economic views, which are narrowing in practice to extreme right-wing folly.
We do that with a message about a booming economy for all and a government that serves public purpose.
We win with a sensational all-female ticket of war heroes carrying the football.